ABOUT THE SOMERSET DOLPHINS SWIM TEAM

The Somerset Dolphins is a summer swim team from Chevy Chase, Maryland that competes in the Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL). Our team is open to Town of Somerset residents, ages 6 to 18 (by June 1st), who can pass the deep water test (swim two lengths of the 25M pool and tread water for 30 seconds). The team practices every afternoon after Memorial Day and each morning after the school year ends.

Competitive dual A Swim Meets occur every Saturday morning during the 6-week competition season from mid-June through July. B-Meets are held Wednesday evenings during the season. The team also participates in two all-Division events:  Relay Carnival and Divisionals. The season ends after Divisionals with a Team Banquet where swimmers receive trophies and celebrate the season. Qualifying swimmers are invited to participate in All-Stars the weekend after Divisionals. We also host social events throughout the season. The goal of the swim team is simple: have fun, make friends, and create memories.

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2023 SEASON: Somerset is staying in Division I for the 2023 season. Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL), the governing body for our summer swim season, has approved the 2023 season calendar as outlined below and in the "Schedule" tab.

Meets and Practices: A-Meets will be every Saturday morning from June 17, 2023 – July 22, 2023. Time Trials will be on Saturday, June 10, 2023. Practices will begin on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 (the day after Memorial Day) and run Monday through Friday in the afternoons. After the MCPS school year ends on June 16, 2022, we will hold practices on weekdays in both the morning and the afternoon. B meets will be every Wednesday early evening, beginning June 14, 2023. These meets will also serve as time trials for swimmers to qualify for A-Meets. 

Minis Program: For children who cannot pass the deep-water test, there is a separate, learn-to-swim program that is not affiliated with MCSL, the Minis. Mini swimmers must be between 4 and 7 years old by June 1st and be able to put their face underwater. They practice four days a week (M, Tu, Th, F) after school is out. There is also one Mini meet. Mini swimmers represent the future vitality of the swim team and are encouraged to attend all the swim team social/spirit events. Please visit the "Minis" tab to learn more.

Social Events: We put together a great calendar of fun social activities throughout the swim season for our Dolphins and Minis! The social calendar is really the heart of the swim team and Minis programs, strengthening the connections our kids and families have in the Town of Somerset community. We will update the "Social Events" page under the "Calendar" tab as we get closer to the start of the season.

Registration will open in Spring 2023 - stay tuned. We are looking forward to ensuring our Somerset Dolphins have a unique and rewarding summer swim season they will remember for years to come.

This website is only updated during the swim season.

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